maro Lip Schtick: You Tell Me - #3p

Monday, December 27, 2004

You Tell Me - #3

I didn't mean to have a sports related "You Tell Me" two weeks in a row, but oh well. Roll with the punches.

There was a great deal of hype in the NBA yesterday. First, we had the Pistons/Pacers rematch (and if you didn't hear what happened when they met earlier this season, then I insist that you crawl out from under your proverbial rock A.S.A.F.P.).

Then we had the showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. A great matchup indeed -- the Heat scorched LA in overtime (104 - 102).

Now, a lot of us have heard about the in-fighting between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal when both guys played for the Lakers. Then, at the end of last season, Shaq decided it was time for a change -- to Miami. Many sports aficionados reported that with Shaq's departure, the Lakers were now "Kobe's team." I would think that this probably didn't sit well with Shaq.

Both players have proven themselves time and time again on the court. But they just seemed to be a combustible combination considering their love-hate relationship. So maybe it's a good thing they're no longer sharing the same space.

But who would you rather have leading your team?

Kobe or Shaq?

You tell me.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a tough decision. In Kobe, you get a gifted athlete who is selfish, petulant and -- according to Phil Jackson and Charley Rosen -- uncoachable.

In Shaq, you get one of the most dominating ballers of all time who happens to be a team player who makes those around him better.

Note that the Heat are currently leading their division with a 22-7 record, while the Lakers are third in their division at 14-12.

Also note: As of Monday, Kobe is the league's second leading scorer with the worst shooting percentage of any scorers in the Top 50.

-- Token Lib

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not follow basketball, but I would say go with the guy who has the least legal issues. My vote is for Shaq.

4:28 PM  

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